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with immigration reform. the day after thanksgiving, president obama and first lady michelle obama went to visit him and the activities on the national mall where they had been without food for 20 days. he said he supported their cause, he believed it was not a matter of if but when, they would finally take a vote on immigration, but he also voiced concern for the health of the people that had been fasting for so long. he suggested they take a break for their own health, let somebody else fast next. today, he did that after 22 days without food, he broke his fast. he passed it on to senator robert kennedy's grandson, congressman joe kennedy of massachusetts. he will join with the others in fasting for 24 hours and he will pass it on to others. this is part of an emotional and the house to take on immigration reform. this is erica who came here from mexico when she was a child. she was on the cover of "time" magazine. earlier this year her mother and brother were taken from their home at 9:00 p.m. during a night raid. she posted this video online the night that it happened. an activist asked peop
, too, do demands far living wang. and a tactical shift in the ongoing fight for immigration reform. first understanding the impact and importance of president nelson mandela. >> i pledge to use all my strength and ability to live up to expectations. we are going forward. our noorch freedom is irreversible. we must not allow fear to stand in our way. >> good morning. i'm melissa harris-perry. the world lost one of its greatest leaders and agents of social change with the passing of nelson mandela at the age of 95 on thursday. madiba, the clan name by which he was known, transcended the boundaries of south africa as it became synonymous with the country's greatest struggles and triumphs. mandela meant many things to many people, including president obama, who offered this tribute shortly after mandela's death. >> for now, let us pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson mandela lived, a man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice. >> no one can deny the indelible contributions and sacrifices that nelson mandela made and for the people
they said they wanted to do was immigration reform. remember? even republicans said they wanted to do it. democrats are behaving as if it is about to happen. this is the president and the first lady on friday, the day after thanksgiving. friday afternoon down at a tent on the national mall where legendary labor leader alaseo medina and mostly other young activists have been starving themselves in a fast for more than 20 days now to try to move the house to take up the immigration bill that passed this summer in the senate. republicans said they wanted to do it in theory, when the senate passed the comprehensive bill with 14 republican senators in support, republicans said they wanted to support it in theory. first, the house came up with the objection that they didn't want to do a comprehensive bill like that, they wanted to do it in pieces. then the democrats, including president obama, said okay, fine, we'd rather do it comprehensively, but we'll do it in pieces if that's what you need. now the republicans are saying, oh, yeah, still, in theory, we do like this and we would go ahead in
a little bit to another economic policy imperative for the president, immigration reform. i've been wondering, are we going to be able to get immigration reform through the next term? actually, our loan luke russert asked john boehner just that. let's take a look. >> i've been committed to it. i'm stil committed to it. >> are you confident it will be done in 2014? >> i've learned not to make a lot of predictions. >> luke russert on the case. one of the things that gives me some hope is john boehner's hired a new policy adviser. normally you'd say, oh, he hired a new adviser, who cares? this person seems to matter in this conversation. rebecca talent comes from the bipartisan policy center's immigration task force. she was john mccain's chief of staff. she's worked on the hill in terms of immigration reform for a long time. she knows d.c.. she's a smart and sober voice, which signals to me that maybe john boehner is getting a little bit more serious about immigration reform than he's been in the past. >> yeah, i mean, i kind of feel like john boehner has been fairly serious about it
engaged in a hunger strike on the national mall in pursuit of comprehensive immigration reform. a day later, it was a nod to the economy. the president promoting small business saturday by gift shopping at a local washington bookstore with the first daughters. and maybe it's the holiday season, but in an interview with abc's barbara walters on friday night, the president was downright optimistic, despite the fact -- despite facing the grinch-like poll numbers of his presidency. saying, quote, the good thing when you're down is usually you've got nowhere to go but up. let's get right to our panel here in new york, msnbc political analyst, jonathan alder, and in washington, msnbc analyst and former rnc chairman, michael steele. and who is never grinchly, michael steele. >> no, never. >> in the spirit of the holiday season, i would like you to tell us, as we're 11 or 12 days before the next recess, what have the republican members of congress, other than throwing a lot of shade at, what have they fliaccomplished 2013? >> not a lot. that's obvious. this congress has done ve
for immigration. am i wrong? >> the next time i do this showing i'm bringing a couple hundred bills to show you. >> on the still his, the economic is in fact growing, jobs are being added. this republican party is a lot different than the one you ran, speaker gingrich. republicans back then were actually bringing why is to the table. >> let's do everything we can do derail them. >> my friend here, you guys tortured him, tried to demonize him every day, every second, so don't fall for that. >> i was in high school. >> not you. >> presidents can recover. usually if they get in deep trouble, they recovered by getting a new team. your former boss, mr. gibbs, who just had a great weekend in the auburn victory. he said something very clear today about what ought to be happening. i think we should -- >> i do think it will be inexplicable if somebody involved in the creation of the website doesn't get fired. >> so, you know the team. if you were there right now, who would you recommend gets spared? >> well, the way you phrase that question -- [ laughter ] >> i'm making the serious point, this is a -- b
beast. his parents were immigrants to the united states from south africa. also with us, cnn political commentator, the republican strategist, ana navarro. peter, i will start with you. you wrote a very compelling article. i will put a line up on the screen because i want you to explain to our viewers what you meant. as with dr. martin luther king, it is this subversive aspect of mandela's legacy that is most in danger of being erased as he enters america's pantheon of sanitized moral icons but it is precisely the aspect that americans most badly need. tell us what's being left out of mandela's story today. >> for most of his life as an activist against apartheid, the united states government was supportive of south africa's apartheid regime because they were our allies in the cold war. we have been taught since the cold war by politicians that have said it again and again that the cold war was simply a struggle for freedom in which we were on the side of the angels and the soviet union was on the side ofevil. the soviet union was an evil regime but there is another story of the cold w
it an opportunity to have a vote like comprehensive immigration reform, which has passed the senate and would pass the house if the speaker would allow that bill to come to the floor. or the employment nondiscrimination act that would prohibit gays and lesbians from being discriminated against in hiring and in housing. it's absolutely essential that we let the house and the process, the democratic process work instead of the republican leadership, which only allows legislation to come to the floor if they have a majority of the majority. that's not what the founding fathers envisioned. it's why we are the do nothingist of do nothing congre congresses. the ball lies in the court of john boehner and allowing a tea party strangle hold to control the agenda. it's leaving so many people like immigrants and moms who are concerned about their children not being killed by guns twisting in the wind. >> debbie wasserman schultz, thanks very much. >> thank you. >> we'll be right back. ♪ you know, ronny... folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. and how happy are they jimmy?
income in equality at 11:15. he will be talking about immigration he has foreign policy and heads up to hawaii at the end of the month. the president has a ton going on t. supporters think there is good news, maybe the website is steadying now want more of the president every day. >> obviously, the republicans will not let up despite they may be setting up politicos. mike, thanks, so much. >> have a good day, will. >> coming up, jacoby els berry to the yankees. where does that leave robinson cano who wants serious cash. we have possible suitors in sports. [ music playing ] . >> well, the little engine that could keeps chugging along the bronx. >> i don't know how they do it. >> jacoby elsberry leaving fenway, elsberry reportedly agreed to a seven year $153 million year, an option for an eighth year. the speedy fielder giving a good glove. elsbury had batted .298 last year. he's missed a lot of games. the yankees scheduled to introduce their other beg signing, brian mccann, the catcher. tomorrow. elsbury could joan him if he passes that physical. >> it will be good for the yankees. tv
-wing polish immigrant. >> there was uproar in the country. riots. >> reporter: the country finds itself in a moment of crisis. de klerk and the government are unable to keep the peace. there was only one man who could pull the nation back from the abyss. mandela addresses the country on national television. >> tonight why i'm reaching out to every single south african, black and white, now is the time for all south africans to stand together. >> only he could control the country in a crisis. and effectively, he was president from then on. de klerk was eclipsed. >> reporter: negotiations proceed, building towards a momentous event. >> the first time they were called for dignity was on the 7th of april, 1994. >> reporter: for the first time in its almost 400-year history, south africans from all races will be allowed to vote. >> april 27th arrived with a huge question mark, whether the elections will be held in a peaceful atmosphere or whether violence was going to mar and scar the region. but it came and was just a peaceful day. miles and miles of people standing, black and white, were s
trouble with dui or immigration problems or whatever else but there's so many politicians that have had similar relatives with similar issues. >> reporter: a white house official pushed back with the ideas that the white house is not comfortable with those members of his family, pointing out that he wrote extensively about them in his book "dreams from my father." >> what could keep college football fans away from their favorite teams? look at the stands. almost empty. we're going to explain coming up next. farmers presents: fifteen seconds of smart. so you want to drive more safely? stop eating. take deep breaths. avoid bad weather. [ whispers ] get eight hours. ♪ [ shouts over music ] turn it down! and, of course, talk to farmers. hi. hi. ♪ we are farmers bum - pa - dum, bum - bum - bum - bum ♪ >>> well, the ice storm kept college football fans in texas at home. it was 24 degrees at kickoff. school officials even offered free admission to anyone who showed up but, yes, that wasn't even enough. central florida won, by the way, 17-13. lower than normal temperatures, snow and sleet
. things like immigration reform, for example. maybe some farm policy successes that she can then say we started the building blocks toward this. whether it's iran, for example. so, you know, and then he sort of said, okay, give us a year and then i'll be able to tell you a little bit more, but let the president finish his work first. >> my own sense is she will run. she would still like to be president of the united states. the first woman president of the united states if her health is good. she had a blood clot in her brain not that long ago. if her health is good, she's got the strength and the stamina, paul, i believe she will run. >> i saw her last week, and i've never seen her look better. really, she looks terrific. been working out. i'm not worried about her health. i'm just, i am, if i can say in spanish, she will run. we hope and pray. >> we hope she runs. >> i hope and pray. >> here's the former president, gloria, listen to this, ryhan, listen to this as well. this is the former president, another exchange with juan carlos. this time on joe biden. >> what kind of president do
need to have a credit card or a bank account. and those aren't necessarily easy for immigrant workers to come by these days, especially if they're working off the books. however, at the end of the day, it wasn't competition that caused this hideous selloff from xoom. it was yolanda, the horrible, tragic super typhoon that slammed into asia. after the typhoon hit, seven different provinces in the philippines were not just a state of emergency, but national calamity. that's their term, not mine. and the government had to send in tanks just to maintain order. that's awful, but what's it got to do with xoom? everything. xoom gets about 35% of the revenues from the philippines. and this can disrupt their business. this has hurt the company. i think it'll take a couple of quarters before they can recover. i do like xoom's model, though. far more -- far from being concerned about money gram and western union, i think xoom is its own worst enemy. it's not diversified. getting about 70% of the business from three countries. the stock could be worth circling back for speculation, but not until
, this will be his legacy issue. and if you look at the chances of getting immigration reform, of getting some kind of comprehensive jobs bill, of getting some kind of infrastructure, of getting tax reform which is what businesses say they'll need, he may have to use the next three years to make it work, and this may be what he's left with as his big legacy issue. >> but you write it's not just about the website. there are a lot of challenges ahead about will this thing float? >> the website is not fixed, either, particularly on the backhand. you have to deliver the information to the insurer and you're not getting accurate information to them. they don't know who is signing up. that's the big problem, young people not signing up right now in the numbers they have to to make this work long term, so you'll see problems with people not just losing their insurance policies but beginning to see what these narrow networks in these new policies. i can't keep my doctor, and by the way, maybe the price is not going up in 2014 myy policy but by 2015, and that politics is going to roll out and hurt the democ
priorities like immigration reform, gay rights and other issues like that. so for president obama to make that argument, i think immediately got the audience on his side. you heard giggles after he made that point. so i don't think it's surprising at all we heard him say that. >> how do you think, ed, it might impact next year's midterm elections? what list of accomplishments can republicans point to? >> well, they can point to the fact that they've tried dozens of times to either roll back or completely cancel the affordable care act. >> how many times is that, like 42? >> 41, 42 depending how you count it. there's that. >> by the way, tried. tried. >> yes. >> so accomplishments, what are they? >> accomplishments you mean laws that actually got through the house and senate? they are very few and very inconsequential for the most part. remember, this is an argument that can be made either way. speaker boehner was making a similar argument this week saying that it's senate democrats who blocked at least 150 different measures that were sent over, things that would have rolled back federal
and victor, this is about an uncle of the president who has gone through legal problems with immigration and it is about the impression the white house has given. white house aides say they weren't doing that. he is a 69-year-old man who works in a liquor store in boston. he is caught up in the president's political migraine. his name is omar. the president's uncle. the boston globe cited the white house as the president and uncle had never met. the white house press secretary now says this. >> the president said he, in fact, had met omar obama when he moved to cambridge for law school and stayed with him for a brief period of time. are. >> reporter: in recent days, he said he stayed with him for days in the 1980s. why the differing accounts? >> back when this arose, folks looked at the record. >> reporter: jay carney said it was when he asked the president about staying with his uncle. the white house was asked about the relationship a couple of years ago after the uncle was arrested for drunk driving and it came to light he was fighting deportation. that has given ammunition to republi
,000 in the united states. immigration officials are reviewing the plan. now it's time for another episode of steve talks to the judge. >> thank you very much, brian. you have the right to remain silent is taking on a whole new meaning in the state of texas. a controversial new policy requires dallas police officers involved in shootings to wait 72 hours before giving a statement. what will that lead to? could it lead to a coverup? let's talk to fox news judicial senior analyst judge andrew napolitano. explain the back story. why is dallas doing this? >> the back story is a dallas police officer in the course of his duties shot and killed someone and in the person of filling out the report said the person he shot and killed lunged at him with a knife. then it turns out there were videotapes and there was no lunging and no knife. now the cop is being investigated for excessive use of force. could be a murder charge, could be nothing. what happens? the police unions in dallas pressured the chief to say we shouldn't have to give our version of the killings until we talk to everyone else involved, unti
people's kitchens when they're poor and working class and latino and african-american and immigrant women. yet, i was about to sort of push back against that, and yet the men who are there are not necessarily, for the most part, from those communities. but stay with us, because it's not exclusively a republican issue, and in fact, i think our vice president, joe biden, might be able to teach republicans a few things about running against women. >>> republicans aren't the only ones that have to tread carefully when running against women. let's compare vice president joe biden's performance in his debates in 2008 and in 2012. here he is in attack dog mode against congressman paul ryan last year. >> we have these sanctions in place. it's in spite of their opposition -- >> oh, god. >> they've given 20 waivers to this sanction. under a romney administration, we will have credibility on this issue. >> vice president biden? >> it's incredible. when governor romney's asked about it, he's said, we've got to keep these sanctions. and he's said, you're talking about doing more. are you going to go t
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